20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection: The Best of Patti LaBelle

20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection: The Best of Patti LaBelle

by Patti LaBelle



Originally issued in 1990 under the name This Christmas, this album finds one of soul's most fiery and recognizable voices delivering a 12-song session filled with contemporary and original Christmas compositions. It's safe and delightful background music for the holiday season, and her sultry vocals make the otherwise two-dimensional backing music seem rich and full. For the most part the collection is easygoing and pleasant, with the highlight being her beautiful interpretation of "O Holy Night" and the lowlight most definitely being an acrobatic and vocally dramatic "Angel Man" as the album's closer. It's a very nice record on the whole, but likely of enjoyment only to LaBelle's die-hard fans. Most casual listeners would find this CD to be nothing more than a passing holiday fancy.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/21/2004
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0602498627709
catalogNumber: 000282902

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patti LaBelle   Primary Artist
Tommy Johnson   Background Vocals
Bunny Sigler   Background Vocals
Cliff Almond   Drums
Cynthia Biggs   Background Vocals
Rev. Dave Boruff   Saxophone,Soloist
Daryl Burgee   Percussion
Janey Clewer   Background Vocals
Eugene Lambchops Curry   Keyboards
Kim Darigan   Bass
Jackie Gouche   Background Vocals
John Guerin   Drums
Charlene Holloway   Background Vocals
Dennis Harris   Guitar
Debra Henry   Background Vocals
Paula Holloway   Background Vocals
Leon Huff   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Quinton Joseph   Drums
Bill MacPherson   Guitar
Vince Montana   Vibes
Allan Phillips   Hand Percussion
Ron Shaffer   Overdubs
Randy Waldman   Synthesizer,Piano
James East   Bass
Michael OHara   Keyboards
Leon Zachery   Saxophone
Mari Falcone   Piano,Keyboards
Nathaniel Crocket   Drums,Keyboards
Jimmy Williams   Bass
Sassy   Background Vocals
Clinton Donaldson   Monologue

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Donny Hathaway   Composer
Patti LaBelle   Composer
Bunny Sigler   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Dan Abernathy   Vocal Engineer
Joe Alexander   Vocal Engineer
Janey Clewer   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Eugene Lambchops Curry   Arranger,Producer
James R. Budd Ellison   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Jim Gallagher   Engineer
Kenny Gamble   Composer,Producer
Leon Huff   Composer,Producer
Quinton Joseph   Percussion Programming
Scott MacMinn   Engineer
Lagsbartt Mario   Engineer
Sami McKinney   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Ken Ross   Engineer
Ron Shaffer   Engineer
Jimmy Sigler   Composer
Arthur Stoppe   Engineer,Remixing
Randy Waldman   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming
Nathanial Wilkie   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Jason Taylor   Vocal Engineer
Mike Tarsia   Engineer,Remixing
Vartan   Art Direction
Michael OHara   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Brooke Hendricks   Engineer
Kenny J. Gravillis   Art Direction
L. Armstead Edwards   Executive Producer
Olivier Ferrand   Engineer
Nadine McKinnor   Composer
Armstead Edwards   Composer
Gary Shiebler   Composer

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